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I went looking for this before due to another workplace post. The statistics quoted are claimed to come from the “National Employment Association” (NEA), but the actual statistic itself varies wildly in how many and when it happens. Searching for NEA I found a reference to them dating back to the 1960’s (Reference). They describe themselves as a recruitment ...


It appears the obvious reason for this claim is being missed. The fact is that job recruiters get paid based on the salary of the job they manage to help you get. If you take a counter offer to stay at your current position or a new one in your current company they get nothing.


It appears to be an urban myth. This was brought up in the discussion on the answer where repeated requests for sources were made. The blog post 6 Reasons Why Accepting A Counter Offer Is Madness (linked in that discussion) investigates the claim. Despite considerable ferreting around the internet, I can’t find the source of that fact anywhere. I suspect it ...


There is no recent study to back up that claim As you (and others in the comments to that Workplace.SE answer) noticed, none of the articles cited have any citations themselves. While looking into this, I also found that it is easy to find other articles that are similar. They all mention a high percentage of people leaving within a short period after ...

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